Tag Archives: joy

Choosing Brave Over Braced: Living As If My Life Depended on It

An interesting blog post on living with poultry and with danger? Do you live braced or brave? I think I live in between. Choosing Brave Over Braced: Living As If My Life Depended on It. Advertisements

Posted in Confession, Creation Care, freedom, Living with risk, spirituality, Women's concerns | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

He is risen, indeed

The children in this group retelling of the resurrection are truly inspiring. Enjoy! http://www.storydivine.com/?p=198

Posted in Child Faith, Church season, Easter, Intergenerational worship, Scripture telling | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

6 Angles on Expanding our Communion Tables!

Come Lord Jesus, be our Host by Elsie Rempel illust. Joanna G. Pinkerton Come Lord Jesus be our Host helps us stop and take a good look at what we really believe about communion. It guides congregations as they navigate … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Child Faith, church, Church season, Communion, community, Congregational life, Intergenerational worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Prison Songs

Singing joyfully in prison surprised me almost as much as seeing a smile on this toe. The toe reminds me of a childhood game, “My grandfather’s big fat toe.” We’d sit in a row, usually on our front steps. The … Continue reading

Posted in Congregational life, Family life, Intergenerational worship, Senior Spirituality, Women's concerns | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Catching God’s Rhythm

One of three foci at Faith Forward  was on the rhythm of our spiritual lives. Like  other rhythm, spiritual rhythm is created out of an intentional and regulated blend of sounds, or activities, and pauses.  The spiritual pausing in which … Continue reading

Posted in Congregational life, creativity, Differently abled spirituality, Intergenerational worship, Pastoral Psychology, Senior Spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Encountering our blessing God

This week’s  recommended texts have to do with journeying and blessing. I explored some of these texts  with a small, multicultural Mennonite congregation last Sunday. The group included a Colombian refugee, a French Canadian ex-offender who was undergoing chemo, immigrants … Continue reading

Posted in Church season, Congregational life, Cross cultural faith community, Pastoral Psychology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Blogging and Sausage Making?

A year ago, I committed to developing a blog as a discipline for Lent, something I had been encourage to try but had resisted for quite some time. Since then, I’ve done some other things for the first time, like … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, Farm to Fork, Vocation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments